Laira Green Primary School

Tel: 01752 660427 Bramley Rd, Laira, Plymouth, PL3 6BP

Welcome to Chestnut Class!



Welcome to Year 4/3 Chestnut.


A very warm welcome to class 4/3 Chestnut. I hope that you have had a good holiday and are ready for the new school year.  This letter will hopefully remind you of some of the routines that we follow in school and outline things that we will expect during the year.


Your child will take part in many activities and learning experiences which we hope they will enjoy.  In order for him/her to get as much as possible out of school we need to make you aware of our expectations.


Your Learning Log homework will be set each Friday to be handed in the following Thursday. The task(s) set will be related to the learning we have been doing in class or a project for you to complete.  This work will help your child to consolidate his/her learning.


Spellings will also be set on a weekly basis.  These will be taught in school as part of our phonics programme, but we hope that you will be able to find time to help your children learn these spellings at home.  The spellings will be sent home every Tuesday and tested every Monday. Some children may be involved in the Read Write Inc sessions. If this is the case your child may have daily spelling activities to do instead (– you will be informed of this activity.)


PE will take place on different days and it is therefore essential that PE kits are left in school all week.  If necessary, PE kits can be brought home at the week ends for washing, but please ensure they are returned on the Monday of each week.


PE kits consist of a white t-shirt, white shorts and trainers or plimsolls. In the winter children should have a plain black tracksuit, as we still do PE outside even in cold weather. Please ensure that all kit is clearly labelled so that we can quickly match lost clothing to their owners!  May we also remind you that children are expected to have school shoes, not trainers, as part of their school uniform.


The children will continue to bring reading books home.  We would like to encourage you to listen to your child read. This is a valuable activity and will help him/her to make huge progress in their understanding of language.  We suggest 10-15 minutes, five times a week.  Please use the reading log to let us know that you have heard your child read and to make any relevant comments. As part of our Accelerated Reader scheme, the children will complete a test on their book once they have finished reading it. They will be rewarded for achieving 100% in their quizzes, so please have a chat with your child about their book to ensure they know it well and have understood it.


As part of school life we like to take photos of the children to use in the school newsletter or to display in and around the classroom to celebrate their learning.  The children may also be involved in food tasting during the year for which we require your permission.  I would be grateful if you could complete the permission slip at the bottom of the letter and return it to me as soon as possible.


I have also attached an outline of the work that we will be covering this term, which I hope you will find useful.  There will be the opportunity for you to come in for an informal ‘meet the teacher’ on Monday 8th September from 3.10 – 3.25pm.  If you have any other queries please feel free to arrange to come and see me after school. I will be having a formal parents’ evening during the autumn term and look forward to meeting you then if not before.


Thank you for your continued support,


Mrs Marvin




Please complete the form below.  Delete the do not / do sections as necessary.



I do not / do give permission for _____________________ photo to be taken


and used for display, for the school newspaper, on the school website or by the local press.




I do not/ do give permission for him/her to watch PG DVDs at the end of term or for educational purposes.




I do not / do give permission for ________________________ to take part in any food tasting this year.


Please give details of any food intolerances.






Signed __________________________________ parent/guardian.


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